fine bubble aerator Articles

  • Design of fine-bubble aeration systems for municipal WWTPs with high sea salt concentrations

    The impact of sea salt on the aeration coefficient kLa of fine-bubble aeration systems was investigated in clean water and in a model substance for simulating activated sludge. The investigations were carried out at laboratory and pilot scale. Sea salt was dosed in the form of artificial seawater, real seawater or simplified, by adding NaCl. The investigated media showed an increase of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Energy, cost and design aspects of coarse- and fine-bubble aeration systems in the MBBR IFAS process

    With the MBBR IFAS (moving bed biofilm reactor integrated fixed-film activated sludge) process, the biomass required for biological wastewater treatment is either suspended or fixed on free-moving plastic carriers in the reactor. Coarse- or fine-bubble aeration systems are used in the MBBR IFAS process. In this study, the oxygen transfer efficiency (OTE) of a coarse-bubble aeration system was ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The principles of aeration and mixing utilizing process aerator technology

    Aeration and mixing are necessary elements for aerobic biological wastewater treatment processes to maintain a healthy, stabilized biological population and thus, insure optimal treatment of the wastewater assuming there is adequate contact time and substrate available. In the design of wastewater treatment plants, aeration typically involves supply of both oxygen and mixing. Aeration is a large ...

  • Fighting Foam in Aeration Tanks

    Just like a poorly poured pint of beer can wreak havoc on your coffee table, excessive foam formation in aeration tanks can create operational challenges for both municipal and industrial treatment plant operators.  In municipal plants, foam formation is common during secondary treatment startup, as the young microbiology is unable to breakdown surfactants associated with soap, shampoo, ...


    By KLa Systems, Inc.

  • In the aeration tank, the turbo provides ventilation

    Robust in operation: at Emsbüren, the AERZEN turbo saves quite a lot of energy At Emsbüren wastewater treatment plant, Wasserverband Lingener Land invested in new blower technology for the aeration tank. In comparison with the old assembly, the turbo blower made by AERZEN saves between 100 and 200 kilowatt hours every day. Modernisation of wastewater treatment plants in order to ...

  • Alpha Factors in Full-Scale Wastewater Aeration Systems

    ABSTRACTSurface active agents depress gas transfer at gas-liquid interfaces. They are present as measurable trace contaminants at all environmental and at most industrial gas-liquid interfaces. This paper presents the results of several studies, including lab and full scale studies that show the depression of gas transfer, usually quantified by the alpha factor, can be related to the Reynolds ...

  • Case study - Aeration ditch upgrade exceeds expectations

    Triton Process Aerators Meets Future Nitrogen Permit Regulations When the a Pennsylvania Sewer Authority was researching methods to improve the dissolved oxygen levels in its wastewater treatment plant’s oxidation ditches in 2001, they decided to totally replace its aging brush rotor system. They replaced the rotors with the  ...

  • Case study - Cheese manufacturer gets aeration upgrade

    Largest Cheese Manufacturer in the UK Gets Aeration Upgrade Dairy Crest Davidstow Creamery in Camelford is the largest cheddar cheese manufacturer in the UK. The process of collecting and processing milk is a 24/7 operation, generating effluent round the clock and needing to be treated and disposed of continuously. Effluent from the cheese-making process contains high fat content and ...

  • A perfect pair: SBR designs & advanced aeration technology

    Conventional sequencing batch reactors (SBRs) that utilize diffused-air networks have existed in the U.S. for about three decades now. The reliability of controls and instrumentation has significantly improved in the last 10 to 15 years, and as a result, SBR plant designs are becoming more widely accepted. The attractiveness of their compact layout and ease of operation has also helped increase ...

  • Efficient aeration system boosts energy savings

    A new efficient aeration system saves the Ontario, Ore., wastewater treatment facility $47,000 annually in energy costs. Besides giving this community a financial boost, the new system netted additional equipment cost savings by cutting aeration horsepower by more than half at the plant. The environmentally conscious city, located in the Oregon/Idaho border area, is meeting all of its effluent ...

  • In Situ Local Parameter Measurements for CFD Modeling to Optimize Aeration

    ABSTRACTMeasurement methods to determine in situ local parameters were developed, in order to optimize design and operating parameters impacting oxygen transfer in aeration tanks equipped with EDPM membrane diffusers and slow speed mixers. New tools to measure bubble sizes and gas hold-ups were coupled with the traditional ones used to determine liquid velocities and oxygen transfer coefficients. ...

  • Improving Efficiency and Reducing Energy and Maintenance Costs in Aeration Systems

    Energy costs for operating an aeration system in a biological wastewater treatment plant often times exceeds 75% of the total energy costs for the plant. Adding in blower and diffuser maintenance costs, Aeration Systems are easily the most costly portion of the treatment process, many times consuming so many resources that other parts of the plant may not be properly maintained or operated. By ...

  • Triton aerator/mixer saves energy & operational costs & reduces carbon footprint

    Municipal and industrial users tackle many wastewater treatment challenges at their facilities including meeting more stringent permit limits with limited or declining resources. The ideal solution for today’s professional is finding an innovative technology that offers a cost-effective, sustainable treatment solution that exemplifies environmental stewardship in the community. Many ...

  • Why does modern aeration technology make the treasurer happy?

    The aerzen combined system provides optimum efficiencies at the wallau wastewater treatment plant The combination of different technologies for air conveying enablesoptimal energy use of oxygen for biological degradation processes in wastewater treatment plants. Concrete savings resulting from the use  of AERZEN machines demonstrate this in practice at the Wallau plant.  In 2016, ...


    By Aerzen USA Corporation

  • BM respirometry study about nitrification inhibition and actual aeration capacity in an activated sludge process case study

    Study for municipal WWTP in Spain This study is ordered to SURCIS as a consequence of the low process performance, practical absence of nitrification treatment. By other side, the mixed-liquor presented some abnormal features such as weakness, dark colour and abundant white foaming. Data for study interest Aeration system: fine ...


    By SURCIS, S.L.

  • KLa Slot injector™ Aeration system assists cheese & Whey production plant solve its Nitrogen discharge challenge - Case Study

    The Challenge A gourmet cheese, whey protein, and lactose production facility located in the Midwest had been utilizing a land application system for effluent discharge for over 40 years. Using a combination of ridge and furrow and spray irrigation, the plant had many years of success applying their wastewater to the land. However, as the gourmet cheese products gained in popularity along ...


    By KLa Systems, Inc.

  • Prairie farm rehabilitation administration paper

    The aeration efficiency of two types of aeration devices, air injection and mechanical surface aerators was evaluated in farm dugouts in the Peace River Region of Alberta. The air injection systems were tested using three types of diffusers; open-ended tubing, linear fine bubble diffusers and a membrane diffuser. Our results indicate that without aeration, anoxia can develop in the bottom of ...


    By EP Aeration

  • Assessment of diffuser pressure loss on WWTPs in Baden-Württemberg

    Aeration of activated sludge is a critical treatment step for the operation of activated sludge plants. To achieve a cost effective treatment process, assessing and benchmarking of aeration system performance are important measures. A simple means of gauging the relative condition of a fine bubble diffused aeration system is to evaluate the pressure loss of the diffusers as oxygen transfer tests ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Kärkölä municipality - rationalisation of Waste water plant

    Situation in the beginning two Brush aerators  capacity is not sufficient during  the peaks Brush aerators demand relatively lot maintenance and are in the end of their working life The flow is not sufficient  part of the sludge lands on the bottom of ring basin Direct feedback connection from the oxygen sensor to the aerator via AC Drive is not ...


    By W-Rix Ltd

  • An assessment of oxygen transfer efficiency in a gas permeable hollow fibre membrane biological reactor

    The clean water oxygen transfer efficiency (OTE) of a full scale non-porous hollow fibre gas permeable (GP) membrane (surface area of 500 m2) was evaluated at inlet air pressures of 1.2, 1.4, and 1.8 atm using two established testing methods. To form a basis of comparison with traditional aeration technologies, additional testing was done with conventional aerators (fine bubble and coarse bubble ...


    By IWA Publishing

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